With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
Saudi Arabia is the most recent country to grant women the vote. Pakistan has some serious work to do. And Vatican City really needs to get with the programme.
Many Yemeni women are not victims of war or just escaping or hiding. In many and contrasting ways they are actively supporting it, and not only on humanitarian grounds.
From an Australian perspective, shifting power in the Indo-Pacific will be of primary importance in 2018 and beyond.
The debate around photos of two Nigerian Salafi clerics taken in London wasn't a trivial conversation about dress and recreational choices. It was loaded with symbolism.
Yemen now needs a new kind of politics where its people must be allowed to make their own future.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
When is an anti-corruption purge not an anti-corruption purge?
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
The latest arrests of princes, ministers and military officials in Saudi Arabia might be in the name of anti-corruption but it also serves to bolster the Saudi royal family's power.
Mutual benefits beckon.
There are strong signs that Riyadh has begun a campaign to promote regime change. But the Saudi strategy appears to be backfiring.
An expert in artificial intelligence believes we're not ready for the challenges posed by Saudi Arabia granting a robot citizenship. Key questions about robot identity and rights remain unanswered.
The UK has never ironed out the ethics of its role in the arms trade. Will the debate ever be resolved?
When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
Saudi Arabia is in deep trouble on various fronts, so an international PR coup surely can't hurt.